assembly Bill A5390B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to setting a conservation goal for the state

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 19, 2021 print number 5390b
May 19, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Apr 15, 2021 print number 5390a
Apr 15, 2021 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 16, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

A5390 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §49-0113, amd §49-0207, En Con L

A5390 - Summary

Relates to setting a conservation goal for the state and including an effort to combat the biodiversity and climate crises in the state's land acquisition policy.

A5390 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5390
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   including efforts to combat the biodiversity and climate crises in the
   state's land acquisition policy

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 49-0207 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
 added by chapter 146 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
 § 49-0207. State land acquisition plan.
   1.  The  department and the office shall prepare a state land acquisi-
 tion plan to guide selection of projects for  state  acquisition  taking
 into account regional advisory committee priorities and the department's
 and  office's  assessment  of  need for land acquisition projects.  SUCH
 PLAN SHALL ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE GOAL OF THE STATE TO  CONSERVE  AT
 LEAST  THIRTY  PERCENT OF NEW YORK STATE'S LAND BY THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND
 THIRTY, IN AN EFFORT TO SUPPORT THE GLOBAL COMBAT  OF  THE  BIODIVERSITY
 AND CLIMATE CRISES. Such plan shall include an identification of:
   a.  lands,  by region and category, for which acquisition is of a high
 priority in order to carry out the purposes of this title;
   b. lands, by  region,  having  statewide  or  regional  environmental,
 historic, cultural or recreational significance that are threatened with
 diminishment of resource value;
   c.  the department's and office's priorities of categories of land, by
 region, for future acquisition; [and]
   d. lands, by  region,  having  statewide  or  regional  environmental,
 historic,  cultural or recreational significance which should be consid-
 ered for state acquisition, but which do  not  qualify  for  acquisition
 under present law; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07554-02-1

Co-Sponsors

A5390A - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §49-0113, amd §49-0207, En Con L

A5390A - Summary

Relates to setting a conservation goal for the state and including an effort to combat the biodiversity and climate crises in the state's land acquisition policy.

A5390A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5390--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   including efforts to combat the biodiversity and climate crises in the
   state's land acquisition policy
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 49-0207 of the environmental conservation law, as
 added by chapter 146 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
 § 49-0207. State land acquisition plan.
   1. IT SHALL BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO SUPPORT  AND  CONTRIBUTE  TO
 NATIONAL  EFFORTS  TO  CONSERVE AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF UNITED STATES
 LANDS AND INLAND WATERS AND AT LEAST THIRTY  PERCENT  OF  UNITED  STATES
 OCEAN  AREA  BY  THE  YEAR  TWO  THOUSAND THIRTY. The department and the
 office shall prepare a state land acquisition plan to guide selection of
 projects for state  acquisition  OR  CONSERVATION  taking  into  account
 regional advisory committee priorities and the department's and office's
 assessment  of  need for land acquisition projects. SUCH PLAN SHALL ALSO
 TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE GOAL OF THE STATE TO FACILITATE  THE  CONSERVATION
 OF  AT  LEAST  THIRTY  PERCENT OF LAND IN NEW YORK STATE BY THE YEAR TWO
 THOUSAND THIRTY, IN AN EFFORT TO  COMBAT  THE  GLOBAL  BIODIVERSITY  AND
 CLIMATE  CRISES  AND  CONTRIBUTE  TO  THE NATIONAL GOAL. Such plan shall
 include an identification of:
   a. lands, by region and  category,  for  which  acquisition  OR  OTHER
 CONSERVATION is of a high priority in order to carry out the purposes of
 this title;
   b.  lands,  by  region,  having  statewide  or regional environmental,
 historic, cultural or recreational significance that are threatened with
 diminishment of resource value;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07554-05-1

Co-Sponsors

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A5390B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §49-0113, amd §49-0207, En Con L

A5390B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to setting a conservation goal for the state and including an effort to combat the biodiversity and climate crises in the state's land acquisition policy.

A5390B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5390--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. FAHY, SIMON, THIELE, GRIFFIN, STECK -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- commit-
   tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
   mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
   amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   setting conservation goals for the  state  and  including  efforts  to
   combat  the biodiversity and climate crises in the state's land acqui-
   sition policy; and providing for the repeal of  such  provisions  upon
   the expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
 new section 49-0113 to read as follows:
 § 49-0113. THIRTY BY THIRTY CONSERVATION GOAL.
   1.  IT  SHALL  BE  THE  GOAL OF THE STATE TO SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTE TO
 NATIONAL EFFORTS TO CONSERVE AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT  OF  UNITED  STATES
 LANDS  AND  INLAND  WATERS  AND AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF UNITED STATES
 OCEAN AREAS BY THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND THIRTY.
   2. THE DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE  OFFICE
 OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, SHALL DEVELOP STRATEGIES
 AND A METHODOLOGY TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
   (A) COORDINATION WITH THE STATE LAND ACQUISITION PLAN;
   (B)  PRIORITIZING  PROTECTIONS FOR WATER SOURCES AND SOLE SOURCE AQUI-
 FERS, INCLUDING WETLANDS PROTECTIONS;
   (C) PROTECTIONS AND RESTORATION PROJECTS FOR PRESERVING AND INCREASING
 BIODIVERSITY, INCLUDING HABITAT RESTORATION, WITH A FOCUS ON HABITATS OF
 ENDANGERED AND THREATENED  SPECIES  INCLUDING  RESILIENT  AND  CONNECTED
 LANDS  AND  CORRIDORS PROVIDING MEANS FOR WILDLIFE MIGRATION AND HABITA-
 TION;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.